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The economic impact of Alaska’s Delta surge

| Sep 16, 2021 | Alaska

Across the country, cities are dealing with a wide range of impacts from the pandemic and the surge in COVID cases thanks to the delta variant.      In states like Alaska, the pandemic has implications in a range of areas, many of which are economic.  Health experts recently expressed...[ Read More ]

Providence now "rationing medical care and treatments" amidst COVID surge

| Sep 15, 2021 | Alaska

On Tuesday night, Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee released a letter stating that they’re now having to ration care. The letter comes amidst one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the state.  The Committee says physicians and medical staff are “no longer able to provide the standard of...[ Read More ]

Funding plan approved for Alaska’s K-12 schools

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

Late last week on August 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of a new funding plan for K-12 schools in Alaska.      The $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) package is part of the larger $1.9 trillion American...[ Read More ]

Alaska hospitals struggle with ICU capacity deficits

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

COVID-19 is pushing against hospitals’ capacity limits as the Delta variant continues to spread and drive up case numbers. According to the latest data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), there are just 20 unoccupied adult ICU beds left in Alaska.      Just yesterday, there...[ Read More ]

Tribal partnership builds confidence and spurs access to vaccines

| Aug 30, 2021 | Alaska

A partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is helping boost confidence and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations among Alaska Native communities, according to a case study released last week.     The case study was created jointly by the...[ Read More ]

Partnership brings COVID-19 funding to Alaska communities

| Aug 16, 2021 | Alaska

A partnership between the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) and the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, along with other cities, will help manage $5.1 million in federal grant funds. The money will help aid communities’ efforts to recover from the coronavirus.         The partnership,...[ Read More ]